Buyer
Sinclair Supply Ltd
CA
20d ago

Reporting to the Manager, Supply Chain, the Buyer leads Purchase Orders and RFx for non-contractual and contractual low-

medium risk items. The Buyer supports delivery of excellent customer service and product knowledge across 17 HVACR locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Accountabilities :

  • Place purchase orders to meet customer needs as per Sinclair Supply policies, procedures and practices to meet internal customer requirements;
  • Participate in in multi-functional purchasing activities and achieve budget targets;
  • Expedite past due and business impacting purchasing;
  • Implement best purchasing practices as required;
  • Adhere to, and help develop and maintain all Sinclair Supply corporate and purchasing policies, procedures and practices, in compliance with relevant regulation and legislation;
  • Complete market research for non-contractual items to appropriately source materials and services, and meet business objectives;
  • Contribute to procurement excellence across commodities / vendors as required;
  • Identify, negotiate and capture cost savings opportunities;
  • Check and compare quotations for completeness and accuracy and, perform negotiations with the suppliers;
  • Support ERP system maintenance, and ensure accuracy of documentation in the ERP system;
  • Maintain continued positive working relationships with vendor representatives, making visits to supplier facilities whenever the situation warrants;
  • Work with suppliers to expedite orders of materials and assist in resolution of incomplete or incorrect shipments with suppliers;
  • Follow-up with customers and vendors regarding delays, errors, and quality issues;
  • Oversee the resolution of invoice and / or payment issues related to purchase orders and conduct timely close out of purchase orders;
  • Address reverse logistics issues as directed to support negotiation sale of disposal / surplus material, inventory and equipment;
  • Recognize and investigate problems with the inventory (i.e. inefficient processes or system settings / parameters) as required and make recommendations to rectify;
  • Represent the company in a professional and ethical manner and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers while maintaining confidentiality; and
  • Other duties as assigned by leadership.
  • Required Skills, Abilities and Experience :

  • Procurement, Supply Chain or other Business related degree coupled with a minimum of 5 years of directly related experience with a strong preference being given to those with HVAC / R purchasing experience;
  • Highly refined organizational and planning abilities;
  • Team-player mindset with high level of dedication to raising the bar for the whole team;
  • Understanding of sourcing performance metrics and key performance indicators;
  • Basic understanding of the negotiation process;
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office capabilities;
  • Ability to quickly learn new software programs including Eclipse (ERP);
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking ability;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a wide variety of personalities and build relationships across the organization; and
  • Must be self-directed, self motivated, and have proven ability to practice sound judgment in making decisions.
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